2019 Chevrolet Equinox For Sale Near Sandpoint
2019 Chevrolet Equinox
The 2019 Chevrolet Equinox is a compact crossover SUV that hits the sweet spot with outstanding driving dynamics, excellent fuel economy and a price tag that’s below most other vehicles in its class. With all this going for it, it’s easy to see why it’s such a popular model at the Sandpoint Chevrolet dealer.
The Equinox received an update for the 2018 model year that carved off some of its size and trimmed some of its weight, enabling it to provide outstanding handling. According to the Chevrolet dealer in Sandpoint, the cabin was made even more luxurious, too.
For 2019, the Equinox gets new driver-assist features, including a passenger-sensing automatic braking system and adaptive cruise control. The Equinox’s infotainment system gets updated and buyers can choose an available high-definition rearview camera. The LT trim has a new option package, called the Lights and Bright package, which features 19-inch bright machined wheels with Sparkle Silver pockets, chrome grille surround, 19-inch all-season blackwall tires, molded assist steps, and LED headlights and taillights.
Kelley Blue Book wrote: “... the 2019 Equinox is Chevrolet’s answer to compact-crossover SUVs like the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, Nissan Rogue and Ford Escape. It compares well to those rivals in its feature set and driving manners, and offers something no other can match: a diesel engine that earns nearly 40 mpg.”
The 2019 Chevrolet Equinox seats five passengers, in four trim levels listed as L, LS, LT and Premier. If you decide to buy the L trim, you’ll have a wait, as it’s a special order that must be custom built. Front-wheel drive is standard on all trims, and all-wheel drive is available.
Powering the Chevrolet Equinox is a standard turbocharged 1.5-liter inline-four powerplant that generates 170 horsepower and 203 lb.-ft. of torque, paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. The LT and Premier trims can get one of two available engines. An optional turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four produces 252 hp and 260 lb.-ft. of torque, mated to a nine-speed automatic. An available fuel-efficient 1.6-liter diesel inline-four is good for 137 hp and 240 lb.-ft., teamed to a six-speed automatic. All engines come with a start-stop system that saves fuel by cutting the engine when the vehicle is idling.
The standard 1.5-liter powerplant gets an EPA-estimated 26 mpg city/32 mpg highway with front-wheel drive, while all-wheel-drive models get 25 mpg city/35 mpg highway.* The 2.0-liter engine returns 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway with front-wheel drive, and 22 mpg city/28 mpg highway with all-wheel drive. The diesel engine with front-wheel drive checks in with 28/39, while all-wheel-drive models return 28/38.*
The NHTSA gave the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox its highest rating of five stars in overall crash testing. The IIHS hasn’t tested the 2019 Equinox as of the date of this writing, but the scores should be identical to last year, when the Equinox received the top score of Good in all tests.
*All vehicle mileage based on 2019 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.